firing mechanism


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firing mechanism

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firing mechanism - the action that ignites the charge in a firearmfiring mechanism - the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
action mechanism, action - the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
flintlock - an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
hammer, cock - the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
wheel lock - an obsolete gunlock using flint and a revolving wheel
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Tenders are invited for Cover for firing mechanism to drg.
Because of the nature of the bomb's firing mechanism and fuses - one of which we couldn't even see - it was extremely dangerous for the officers engaged in the disposal operation.
Whereas the original LCP has a double-action-only firing mechanism, the LCP II is a single-action pistol.
The only mechanical function accomplished in the rearward movement is to cock the firing mechanism.
In rare instances, the interference can disrupt the firing mechanism and cause it to not function properly.
Trigger pressure won't build up with additional bow weight due to the double-sear firing mechanism.
We have had to design these systems based on going to the International Space Station, which has restrictions on things like compressed gas, so the firing mechanism isn't necessarily what we would use in future.
From the beginning, the testing commission stated as a precondition that all designs submitted must have a en-bloc firing mechanism that could be removed from the pistol as a unit when field stripped.
The latter is easiest to follow if detailed disassembly of the receiver, including the firing mechanism, is required.
The Home Defense model now comes in a gel formula to prevent spray-back and is equipped with a pistol-grip firing mechanism, safety pin and wall mount option.
According to a February 9, 2015 DRDC press release, "The prototype, in development since 2009 through the Soldier Integrated Precision Effects Systems (SIPES) project, includes a firing mechanism to shoot lightweight cased telescoped ammunition, a secondary effects module for increased firepower and a NATO standard power and data rail to integrate accessories like electro-optical sights and position sensors.
I felt my heart sink because I knew there was a high probability of damage to the nose gear, which is positioned next to the gun's firing mechanism.